Wind Economic Development Resources and Tools
This page lists wind-related economic development resources and tools such as publications, Web resources, and news.
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|Date||State||Type of Information||Program Area||Title|
|Distributed Wind Site Analysis Tool [..More]|
||Recent Developments in the Levelized Cost of Energy from U.S. Wind Power Projects [..More]|
|System Advisor Model, SAM 2011.12.2: General Description [..More]|
||LBNL/NREL Analysis Predicts Record Low LCOE for Wind Energy in 2012-2013 [..More]|
||Preliminary Analysis of the Jobs and Economic Impacts of Renewable Energy Projects Supported by the Section 1603 Treasury Grant Program [..More]|
The Distributed Wind Site Analysis Tool allows users to input location and terrain information about a potential wind system site in the United States and predict the energy output and environmental benefits of that site. The tool is designed to help potential wind energy system consumers choose the most effective site for their wind energy project.
A Web-based Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool and Guidebook helps utilities and policymakers advance the market for on-site wind generation across the nation. The Web tool's financial model measures the impact of various policy combinations on distributed wind turbine project economics and can be used to rank the "best and worst" state markets for returns on investment for various project scenarios.